Month: August 2013

डर्टी मनी : भारतीय अर्थव्यवस्था का दंश

August 21, 2013

गत् सप्ताह लाल किले पर स्वतंत्रता दिवस समारोह में मेरे समीप भारत के तेरहवें नौसेनाध्यक्ष एडमिरल आर.एच. ताहिलियानी बैठे थे, जो नवम्बर, 1987 में सेवानिवृत हुए। गत् वर्ष भी इसी समारोह में हम साथ ही बैठे थे, और उस समय मेरी सुपुत्री प्रतिभा ने राष्ट्रीय ध्वज तिरंगे पर बनी अपनी टीवी डाक्यूमेंटरी की प्रति भिजवाने का वायदा किया था। उन्होंने डीवीडी के लिए उसे धन्यवाद दिया तथा उस फिल्म की भरपूर प्रशंसा की।

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August 19, 2013

Sitting beside me at the Independence Day function at the Red Fort last week was Admiral R.H. Tahiliani, India’s 13th Chief of Naval Staff, who retired in November 1987. Last year also we were seated together at the same function, and my daughter Pratibha promised to send him her TV documentary on our National Flag, titled Tiranga. He thanked her for the D.V.D., and expressed great appreciation for her film.   He then asked me casually: “What book are you reading these days, Mr. Advani?” “Only yesterday, I have received a book on ‘Dirty Money’ which I have commenced reading”, I told him. The book’s author is Raymond Baker. Baker is an American businessman, who is the Director of Global Financial Integrity. He has been for many years an internationally respected authority on corruption, money-laundering, growth and foreign policy issues, particularly as they concern developing and transitional economies.   Baker … Continue reading DIRTY MONEY : INDIAN ECONOMY’S ACHILLES HEEL

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August 13, 2013

On August 6 last week, Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid conveyed to four BJP leaders in Parliament, Rajnath Singh, Sushma Swaraj, Arun Jaitley and me that the Prime Minister wished to discuss with us the issue he had briefly mentioned to us before he had gone to Bangladesh, namely, settlement of the border between our two countries. In relation to this issue, NSA Shiv Shankar Menon had later made a presentation to a larger contingent of BJP leaders, including Jaswant Singh and Yashwant Sinha, besides several others from West Bengal and Assam.   When a few minutes before 5.30 p.m., the time fixed for our meeting with the P.M., I reached Race Course Road, almost the same time A.K. Antony also arrived. I mentioned to him that BJP leaders had been invited to discuss the Bangladesh enclaves issue with the P.M. Had he too come for the same

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